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Augustus Jay DuBois papers

Call Number: MS 931

Scope and Contents

The Augustus J. DuBois papers, 1869-1913, consist of three linear feet of correspondence, writings, and printed matter related to his teaching and writing. The correspondence, consisting mostly of incoming letters, is mainly concerned with engineering, but there are also three notes from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., acknowledging and commenting on DuBois's writings on science and religion. The writings consist of notes, manuscripts, and typescripts of DuBois's poems and plays, his lectures, and his published and unpublished works on engineering and the relation between science and religion. The printed matter is mainly reprints and clippings.


  • 1869-1913


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift to Yale University in 1937.


3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Correspondence, engineering notebooks, lectures, and manuscripts on engineering, poems, plays, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter. The correspondence is chiefly on engineering, but also contains three notes from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. discussing science and religion. All of DuBois' poems and plays also deal with the topics of science and religion. Also included is his unpublished manuscript: Mechanics of Engineering.

Biographical / Historical

Augustus Jay DuBois, Ph.B. 1869, C.E. 1870, Ph.D. 1873. Assistant in Field Engineering 1874-1875; Higgin Professor of Dynamic Engineering 1877-1884; Professor of Civil Engineering 1884-1915, author of Elements of Mechanics.

[Historical Register of Yale University, 1701-1937]

Preliminary Guide to the Augustus Jay DuBois Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Thomas J. Connors and Susan Grigg
June 1979
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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